since (the) year one

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of since (the) year one

US, informal
: for a very long time : since a time in the distant past
  • That monument has been there since the year one.

Word by Word Definitions

since play
  1. : from a definite past time until now

  2. : before the present time : ago

  3. : after a time in the past : subsequently

  1. : at a time in the past after or later than : from the time in the past when

  2. : when

  3. : in view of the fact that : because

  1. : in the period after a specified time in the past : from a specified time in the past

year play
  1. : the period of about 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun

  2. : the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the sky

  3. : the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun


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